The time has come to admit and believe that miracles can happen. We know that you are a believer; some say that you are even a firm believer. This however is not the subject of this letter. The important thing is that you believe in one of the divine religions that is based on tolerance, sacrifice and love, a religion that tells you that miracles can happen at any time or place.
A miracle, if we may call it that, is occurring nowadays in occupied Palestine; a miracle planned, written, and played out by the Palestinian people. It is not arrogance, but pride; nor violence, but strength of belief in God, in the Homeland and in the cause.
It is time to admit that the people of Palestine are determined not to surrender, neither now, nor in the future. What would the F-16s, the Apaches and the latest weapons of mass destruction do to a nation that decided to take the road of martyrdom in order to live, and not the other way around?
Do you really believe that those children, the women and the elderly should be slain like sheep? Or that they do not possess human feelings? Is this really God's will? Don't you see that their perseverance is granted to them by God, to enable them to stand and face that huge arsenal, supplied and financed by the USA?
This legendary perseverance is even described by God in the Holy Qur'an, Surat Al Maedah Verse 22, when talking about Palestine in the era of Prophet Moses (PBUH), "Indeed within it is a people of tyrannical strength ".
The people of Palestine will not give away its honour and dignity, the dignity of all Arabs; will not give away its holy places and the homeland of its ancestors. They are being annihilated, but they are standing firm, ready to die, but on their soil, to lie there forever.
These peoples have only their land and their belief; and they’ve had more than enough of deportations and taking refuge in other countries. They’ve had to endure much more than what most of the whole world could tolerate. Enough is enough.
We were told once that you are realistic; and that you appreciate democracy and support its growth around the world; and that you are a religious man. A true believer is one who respects the teachings of other religions. This must make you accept the irrevocable facts, concede God's instructions and admit the lawfulness of the Palestinian cause.
To admit one's faults is a virtue, correcting one's faults is yet a bigger virtue. A real man wouldn't hesitate to correct his faults. I believe that this would be looked upon as a merit in his favour.
One of our greatest leaders, Salahuddin Al Ayyoubi, (Saladin), who defeated the Crusaders and took Jerusalem back, set an example through his treatment of prisoners. He gave them freedom. They could choose to stay where they were living, as peaceful citizens, or leave in peace. He sent his personal physician to treat the captured enemy commander who was sick, with a message that read, "That is how our religion ordered us to treat our enemies".
History tells us also of an incident that Napoleon Bonaparte faced. His army encountered very stiff resistance in a certain area. And his soldiers could not overcome the resistance except after paying a very heavy price. Once they took position, he ordered his soldiers to salute the enemy soldiers who had been killed, and to untie their commander who had been taken prisoner.
It is time for the US to take that brave stand and to force Sharon and his army to go, for the sake of peace. It is time to stop the annihilation of the Palestinians and to start the task of reaching a comprehensive and just solution for all parties. It is especially time to recognise the right of the Palestinian people to be able to survive.